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Yu Suzuki presents the long awaited third installment in the Shenmue series.
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gamescom 2018 Update #1

Posted by Ys Net (Creator)



Hello Backers,

We have some breaking news about gamescom 2018!        

There is a Shenmue III announcement planned for the opening day of gamescom, Tuesday the 21st, at 11:00~13:00 CEST (17:00~19:00 JST).            

Yu Suzuki will not be in attendance, but we have put a video together for the announcement that we are currently putting the final touches to. So, please hold on until Tuesday!


The gamescom events will be live streamed, which you can also watch at the link below.                   

gamescom official website            

We will of course have a follow-up here in the updates.

Thank you as always for your support!



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Shenmue III Backer Survey

Backer surveys are now underway. For information on your survey, please see the email sent to you by Fangamer. Shenmue III can only be completed with your responses! Thank you for your cooperation!!


Please complete or make any necessary changes to your survey by these dates.

・August 31 (FRI) 2018: Last day of Slacker Backer campaign, reward upgrades and add-ons

・September 30 (SUN) 2018: Surveys close


For further information, please visit:

Survey Support and Survey Resender


Choosing the PS4 or PC platform

We have a few notes to consider when choosing your platform. Also, if there would be any major changes in the requirements for either the PC or PS4 versions, the platform selection question of the survey is scheduled to remain open.


Choosing your PS4 region

Your PS4 region will be decided with your "Country" selection. Please note, if the disc region differs from PS4 system region, the unit itself, PlayStation™Network online services or DLC may not function properly.


System Requirements for PC Version


OS: Windows 7x64, Windows 8x64, Windows 10x64 (64-bit OS Required)  

Processor: Intel Core i5-4460 (3.40 GHz) or better; Quad-core or better  

Memory: 4 GB RAM  

Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti or better (DirectX 11 card & VRAM 2GB Required)  

DirectX: Version 11  

Network: Broadband internet connection  

Storage: 100 GB available space  

Sound card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card  

Additional Info: Requires Steam Client to activate.

*Game is currently in development so system requirements may change without notice. We thank you for your understanding.


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    1. Ari Tomi Stenberg on

      Release day or demo access and/or trailer? someone of those i really hope and not just like 1 screenshot as they keep doing usually.

    2. ShenmueFan on

      I'm thinking great trailer and release date ? Shenmue 3 maybe we'll all have played it by this time next year .

    3. ShinAkuma on

      "Keep friends those you love close to you"

      Bring it on!


      Look forward to it! Should be much better than the previous trailer! Let's get sweaty!

    5. Adam Clark on

      Oh man you guys are awesome! Sorry for my last post, it wasn't anything horrible I just thought by the last update it said that Shenmue 3 wasn't going to be at gamescom. Wasn't really sure but you guys have done right by us and gave us a lovely surprise. Wasn't expecting to come home from work to see this! I can not wait until tomorrow. Thanks again.

    6. Mantis on

      lol, "Xbox don't deserve it"
      It's about the consumers at the end of the day, and certainly as far as Shenmue, its future and its fanbase goes: the more the merrier.

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      Michele on

      @Ys Net
      You cannot close the survey unless you first solve some of the issue that keep the backers from deciding what to reply on the survey.
      1-Solve the issue that would force the backers of the PS4 version on their region instead of one they choose. Every common sense author allow that so you could do way better.
      2-Disclose if you plan on adding additional drm to the pc version other then Steam authentication. If you fail to disclose that before closing the survey we could assume there are none and it would be as if you confirmed it.

      When you created this campaign you took the oath of being communicative with your backers, so we shouldn't remind you of that. Right until now I cannot say you were truth to your words, you keep ignoring backers inquiries.

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      Matt cohen on

      I am running on a i5 3570k which is sandy bridge and the processor quoted is Haswell. I am not sure if I will be able to run this now. My video card being a 1060 and ram are fine though.

    9. Ronald Zimmerman JR on

      Please let Suzuki-san be at TGS this year. I'll be in attendance and want a chance to meet him.

    10. The Wild Man of Borneo on

      U P
      Y O U R
      P L E D G E S ! ! !

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      Gr4vity on

      100GB ! wow seriously ?

    12. Habanero Chili on

      I hope they take their time need until they consider Shenmue 3 the greatest game they could possibly make. I don't care for any further delays; this game deserves to be a masterpiece, so please take all the time you need, Suzuki-san and Ys!

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      Kv on

      @Juan R, Xbox don't deserve it. Shenmue 3 had been at the top of their suggestions list (now called UserVoice) for years and they made zero effort to try make it happen.

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      Miraglyth on

      Exciting stuff! Might be best not to get hopes up about anything crazy like a release date as early as August (we know it's 2019, which is 5 months away, and announcing this early is unlikely) so it's intriguing what this will be.

      Sorry to keep asking, but in a recent update one response from YsNet was that $300 tier backers could upgrade to the $450 via Fangamer and keep their signed illustration, but a response before that said the $450 tier wouldn't keep the signed illustration. I'm concerned about this - I really want to upgrade, but not at the cost of the illustration! Is it possible you can announce this as an update or simply add the $500 tier to Fangamer?

    15. Beh Kok Seng

      Will the Region 3 be in English? I don’t want the Chinese version!

    16. Simon Wilmer on

      Looks like I need to head to the YOU Arcade to kill some time until the announcement.

    17. Benji Copeman on

      See what happens when you show a little faith? :)

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      - on

      @Juan R Leon Arzola - Shenmue 3 will already be on Steam. Like it even has the PC system requirements in this update.

    19. varsas on

      Looking forward to it!

    20. Brandon Hill on

      😱🤞🤞I Can't Wait!! I can only imagine what it can be.

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      jacksojo2000 on

      Very Interesting! I wonder what the announcement could be.. Crosses fingers for Shenmue 1 and 2 save game transfer.^^

    22. Anonymous81 - #ShenmueSaved on

      Wonderful. August 21st will be day to remember for many reasons.

    23. Juan R Leon Arzola on

      I have a feeling that due to the release of Shenmue 1 & 2 HD this week, they might include Xbox One console and Steam. If that is the case I'll congratulate you guys with that success. Looking forward to it on Tuesday or we finally get a release date for this game. Is about this timw that the game should announce it's release date.

    24. Alessandro Saiko on

      Looking forward to it. I’m wondering what this announcement possible could be about 🤔